Murs later released his fifth studio album, 24 Hrs, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.
Judge Simon Cowell said it was "the easiest yes I've ever given". On the first live show, he sang "She's the One" and on the second, "A Fool in Love", a performance which Cowell described as being "in a different league." For week three he took on "Bewitched".
To participate in the semi-finals, Murs had to miss his brother's wedding.
The ceremony took place just 16 miles (26 km) from the show's studio, but mentor Cowell was against letting him off for a few hours on the crucial semi-final day.
(born ) is an English singer-songwriter, television presenter and actor.
He first came to national attention for coming second in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009.